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SFGTV2
Aug 17, 2012 6:30pm PDT
recorded trade volume of $231 billion u.s., an increase of 12%. china is of the first largest and growing market. china is the no. 1 market for agriculture for u.s. agricultural products like soybeans and cotton. soybeans are 60% of -- is sold to china. one-third of u.s. cotton is sold to china. china is also an important market for u.s. automobiles and aircraft. china also is in long-term market for u.s. service industry. in this area, the u.s. has done a long time service. at the same time, the chinese want to prepare -- entrepreneurs are interested in making investments in the united states so there are more and more chinese companies coming to the united states and investments. according to chinese statistics, for the last 18 months, the chinese investment in the united states grew by 18-40% -- by 14%. it is up to $6 billion. the investment is still a small figure. it is growing very fast. today, our common interests have expanded and interdependence has been deepened. now, as the impact of the financial crisis still lingers, both china and the united states have committed to
SFGTV2
Aug 8, 2012 7:30am PDT
between the two sides. as the largest economy in the u.s., california boasts the resources and a strong advantage in high tech, bio-science, agriculture, fisheries, and the forestry, and even tourism. and in terms of cooperation with china, california enjoys exceptional economic, cultural, and geographical locations and advantages. it is always is the gateway of the united states to china. as the economic and trade cooperation between china and the united states and california deepens, now we believe that trade and investment keeps growing. china is the third largest export destination for california. many multinationals like hp, intel, cisco, and chevron are doing well in china. they're making money in china. at the same time, as the close relationship is going on, many chinese companies are working in san francisco in california. i would like to name a few. the tsl, ciuts, just to name a few. these are successful chinese companies working here. as the american companies in china, the chinese companies working in california in san francisco are also making contributions to job c
LINKTV
Aug 23, 2012 11:30am PDT
and appliances with parts manufactured in the u.s. but why are there so many new factories, and why are they located here? it's a matter of relative location and scale. to look at this satellite photo, you'd think the gray area was one single city. when we zoom to a more local scale and add this line, the dynamics become clrer. this is the border with the united states in el paso, texas. the maquiladoras are very close to it. a big pa of the quas'vaag tirocn relaveo s. marke and mexicaces the maquiladoras inexpensive labor. it. before the north american free trade agreement, or nafta, mexican laws required that the maquiladoras locate within 12 miles of the border. it's a very short truck ride to some rather long lines at u.s. customs. despite this minor inconvenience, relative location explains why the plants are right here. but to truly understand their impact on mexico and the u.s., you have to change scale again. mi nombre es imelda rodriguez y soy originaria del estado de durango. translator: i come from the state of durango, and i make $60 a week. narrator: durango is hundreds
CSPAN
Aug 5, 2012 9:00pm EDT
's about a boy a's love of dogs. that will keep him busy. .. >> host: contemporary u.s. foreign policy, one with of the hardest challenges, i think, for our decision makers is the relationship with iran or the nonrelationship with iran as we might say. i thought we might begin our discussion to just put, explain to our listeners, um, why and how you wrote the book, some of the method logical issues so that we get that straight before we get into some of the vividly-told story t of this 30 years of u.s./iranian engagement from the perspective of our sort of military-to-military interactions. so i wonder if we could just start with tell us why you wrote and book and how you wrote it considering that you are a government historian, but this book was really done in a, through a different methodology. >> guest: right. it was done, the genesis of it started as a dissertation many years ago back in the '90s on reagan foreign policy and the persian gulf. one of the catalysts for me as far as an interest in the region itself was my father had been the u.s. central command commander from
CSPAN
Aug 4, 2012 10:00pm EDT
dramatic captures in contemporary u.s. foreign policy, one of the hardest challenges i think for our decision-makers in the relationship with iran and the non-relationship with iran as we might say. i thought we might begin that discussion with some, to just put, to explain to our listeners, why and how you wrote the book, some of the mythological issues so we get that straight before we get into some of it very vividly told stories of this 30 years of u.s. iranian engagement from the perspective of our military-to-military interaction. so i wonder if we could just start with -- telesort of why you wrote the book and how you wrote it considering that you are a government historian and this book was really done through different methodology. >> guest: the genesis of it started as a dissertation many years ago back in the '90s on reagan's foreign-policy in the persian gulf. one of the catalyst for me as far as an interest in the region itself was my father had been the u.s. central commander from 85 to 88, the u.s. military command for the middle east. obviously that sort of spurred an
CSPAN
Aug 12, 2012 12:00pm EDT
some of the very vividly told stories of his 30 years of u.s. iranian in each man from the perspective of our military to military interaction. so i wonder if we could just start with -- tell us why you wrote the book and how you wrote it can bring you our a government historian and this book was really done any different methodology. guests of the dissertation started back in in foreign policy and persian gulf. one of the catalysts for me as far as an interest in the region at both was my father had been the u.s. central commander from 85 to 88 to the u.s. military command from the middle east. at least that spurred an interest even though as a young lieutenant at the time and ranchers prefer different the march geopolitical issues. but after desert storm come work at a school with an interest in the middle east have got me quite interested in doing best in the region. it started with a dissertation and back to. i intended to read a book about the time -- just 90 book contract two days before 9/11 happened, which was a far different the thinness and then after my military experience i
PBS
Aug 21, 2012 7:00pm PDT
on the markets. u.s. stock prices ended lower for a second day in a row following a drop in telecom and high tech shares. apple in particular lost ground after big gains on monday. well, to see how stocks are performing here in tokyo we go to the tokyo stock exchange. it looks like markets in the u.s. are just taking a step back after recent gains. >> very good morning to you. we have existing home sales and fomc meetings due out later today in the u.s. and those two factors may have been a reason we saw the u.s. markets just fall back a little bit. investors staying on the sidelines just a touch. of course as you mentioned there apple shares just falling back a touch following the gains that it made the previous day and apple is such a heavily weighted component of the nasdaq it always has an effect whether up or down. let's see how it all plays into the opening levels here for this wednesday in tokyo. just having a look at the nikkei and topix both indexes barely in the positive 9,# 157 for the nikkei and 765 for the topix. the nikkei actually snapped three days of gains yesterday
LINKTV
Aug 3, 2012 8:00am PDT
democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the u.s. and arab league special envoy to syria coakley and has announced his mechanic -- resignation after failing to bring to an and more than a year of violence. he said both sides had failed to respect the cease-fire plan. >> the increase in the militarization on the ground and a clear lack of clarity in the security council have fundamentally changed the circumstances for the effective exercise of my role. yet, the bloodshed continues. most of all, because of syrian government intransigence and refusal to implement the six- point plan. and also because of the escalating military campaign of the opposition. all of which is compounded by the disunity of the international community. >> his resignation will take effect at the end of the month. his departure comes amidst fears clashes in aleppo, where rebels say they now control half of the city. the net nations says north korea has requested urgent food aid following the major floods that hit the country last month. north korea says it needs assistance in ar
PBS
Aug 9, 2012 5:00pm PDT
former u.s. base now heavily polluted by dion. here's our report from danan. >> it's been 37 years since the war ended. u.s. and bed lambist government wills finally work together to clean up asian agents used in combat. it's a historic moment for people on both sides. >> the u.s. and vietnam it are moving earth right here and taking the first steps to bury the legacies of our past. this morning we celebrate a milestone in our bilateral relationship. >> reporter: the u.s. government has provided $43 million to eliminate the dioxin left behind from the production of agent orange in parts of what is now tanan international airport. in the four-year project more than 70,000 cubic meters of soil will be gathered in iron containers heated to over 300 degrees celsius and soaked into carbon dioxide, chloride. it was held in a city in central vietnam. it was home to a u.s. base during the vietnam war. even today dioxin is being detected in high concentrations at the city's airport. to date washington has the cause of the agent orange and its symptoms that have been affecting some people. behind
CSPAN
Aug 5, 2012 6:00am EDT
summit, an initiative seeks to enhance electrical interned -- interconnection and builds on the u.s. partnership from the last summit to increase the availability of reliable and affordable electricity and accelerate we believe these close economic ties make us more competitive. second only to the safety of americans living abroad, our top priority is to make sure the region can pursue these opportunities. thank you again for the opportunity to be here today to discuss this important issue. i look forward to working with this committee. >> that we thank both of you for your testimony. before i go to questions, let me ask unanimous consent the with- unanimous consent to enter a statement with chevron. >> without objection, so ordered. >> i appreciate both of your testimony so far as the positive aspects and the promise and the opportunities, which i share. but promises and opportunities cannot be fulfilled if there are a series of challenges that make that investment dubious in terms of transparency, rule of law, arbitrary and capricious tax changes, intellectual property rights chal
MSNBC
Aug 12, 2012 3:00am PDT
gold for u.s. athletes. the latest in a live report. and one phenomenon emerging from the games that's attracting more attention than some of the athletes themselves. the romney/ryan ticket. big questions raised this morning on how the vice presidential choice might affect voting in the swing states. will paul ryan help or hurt? and behind the numbers. how much will the expanding drought cost america and when will you start paying more at the grocery store? good morning to you. welcome to "weekends with alex witt" i'm richard lui. alex is off today. mitt romney and paul ryan wasting no time getting into full swing of the campaign, kicking off a four battleground state bus tour with an event in ashland, virginia, last night. congressman ryan set the tone for the rest of the campaign, going after president obama and the economy. take a listen. >> we've got a choice of two futures ahead of us. we know that. president obama, with his party firmly in control, the first two years, got almost everything passed into law that he wanted. and now we're living under those policies. now we'r
MSNBC
Aug 12, 2012 6:00am EDT
for years. a big day ahead at the olympic games, tao. the u.s. basketball team goes for the gold. they could face a tougher challenge than you might think, though. and we'll take a look at the latest medal count. will the u.s. beat its closest rival on the final day as we look at a live picture of the olympic flame? my cut hurt! mine hurt more! mine stopped hurting faster... [ female announcer ] neosporin® plus pain relief starts relieving pain faster and kills more types of infectious bacteria. neosporin® plus pain relief. for a two dollar coupon, visit neosporin.com. and i thought "i can't do this, it's just too hard." then there was a moment. when i decided to find a way to keep going. go for olympic gold and go to college too. [ male announcer ] every day we help students earn their bachelor's or master's degree for tomorrow's careers. this is your moment. let nothing stand in your way. devry university, proud to support the education of our u.s. olympic team. devry university, proud to support the education this is new york state. we built the first railway, the first trad
PBS
Aug 10, 2012 6:00pm PDT
worst drought the country has faced in decades. the u.s. agriculture department today predicted the lowest average corn yield in 15 years. the u.s.d.a. now projects 10.8 billion bushels of corn to be produced. that is down 17% from its forecast just last month of 13 billion bushels. it's a result of severe lack of rainfall-- conditions that have spread across even more of the u.s. breadbasket. nearly a quarter of the country is experiencing extreme or exceptional drought, according to this week's drought monitor report, published by the federal government and the university of nebraska. their weekly map shows areas of the worst drought-- marked here in red and burgundy-- grew by 2% from the week before. the drought and drop in corn production will increase food prices at home and abroad. margaret warner takes it from here. >> warner: to better understand this latest news about corn production and the likely impact of the drought on food supplies in the u.s. and around the world, we turn to ron nixon, who has been covering this story for the "new york times." ron, thank you for being
CSPAN
Aug 5, 2012 5:20am EDT
30 years of hostility between the u.s. and iran. part of the book tv this week announced the span -- this weekend on the c-span2. >> those comments came tuesday at a senate foreign relations hearing on business opportunities in latin america. this is an hour 20 minutes. doing business in latin america. our goal is to examine ways for the government to help promote the myth -- american businesses in their -- -- region while considering the challenges of a growing chinese foot killed, barriers to market access, and the impact of weak institutions in some countries on american investments. it is my view that we have been distracted by the events in the middle east and around the world and have not had enough compasses on latin america. it is also my view that we ignore our own neighborhood at our own peril. while most countries in latin america have escaped the worst of the downturn, there are troubling signs. our government has to engage in the region, working with the private sector to increase trade, promote american companies, and create jobs, jobs in new jersey, florida, and thr
WETA
Aug 20, 2012 6:30pm EDT
economic engine losing steam, u.s. markets, are looking stronger, despite today's sluggish trading. >> susie: i'm susie gharib. we head to johnstown pennsylvania, where small defense contractors, are preparing for the fiscal cliff. >> tom: and the largest futures exchange in the u.s., the c.m.e. group, looks to start its first foreign exchange overseas. >> susie: that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! >> tom: by one measure, the u.s. market stocks continue trading near barely budged today, as many investors remain concerned about europe, and wait for economic data later this week. the dow closed down 3.5 points, while the s&p finished virtually unchanged. the nasdaq slipped less than a point. but all three major indexes remain near their highest levels in more than four years. so why is the u.s. market doing much better relative to many other global markets? erika miller reports. >> reporter: the u.s. clearly has its problems: weak economic growth, massive debt, and political dysfunction. but for many stock investors these days, buying american is far more appealing than the alternativ
CNN
Aug 4, 2012 7:30am EDT
dubious anniversary. a year ago the u.s. lost its aaa credit rating. let's look at what happened when we learned for the first time in hospital, the s&p stripped the united states of its perfect rating. >> it's historic and unprecedented. america may still be the world's biggest economy, but it lost its status as the world's safest bar. >> a standard and poor's downgraded the united states's aaa credit rating. >> tonight on world news, downgrade disaster. >> for will be a line in the history books, but what it will mean for the pocket book. >> get ready for the averages to tumble. >> we're are spent and the jig is up. the pain could be severe. >> joining me now to talk about what the united states is doing to get the aaa rating back is richard quest, anchor of quest means business. good morning to you. >> good morning, randi. here's an interesting question. there two issues really. jumping in with both feet, the first question is what effect losing aaa had. not very much indeed. the second is what the u.s. is doing to get its aaa back. that seems to be not very much indeed. when the aaa
SFGTV2
Aug 4, 2012 8:30am PDT
by the consensus, china and u.s. relations are now moving ahead on a healthy track. which we think will help a healthy development of the bilateral economic [inaudible] there are a number of figures that can show that benefit we have from our corporation. last year in 2011, our total trade volume reached $447 billion. for the first half of this year, we recorded trade volume of $231 billion u.s., an increase of 12%. china is of the first largest and growing market. china is the no. 1 market for agriculture for u.s. agricultural products like soybeans and cotton. soybeans are 60% of -- is sold to china. one-third of u.s. cotton is sold to china. china is also an important market for u.s. automobiles and aircraft. china also is in long-term market for u.s. service industry. in this area, the u.s. has done a long time service. at the same time, the chinese want to prepare -- entrepreneurs are interested in making investments in the united states so there are more and more chinese companies coming to the united states and investments. according to chinese statistics, for the last 18 mo
SFGTV
Aug 4, 2012 10:30am PDT
energy efficiency and sustainability and of course, which my good friend and our u.s. ambassador, gary locke, had washed over. not to mention that we're the home to the california institute of regenerative madison -- medicine. mission bay is a destination for those who want to make history in by a life sciences and biotech discoveries. -- vio lifbio life scientists ad biotech discoveries. u2 -- for making that a cause for future generations and we will discover in that corridor those live science drugs that will help us end these dreadful diseases for generations to come. thank you, lieutenant governor. [applause] i wanted to welcome the delegates who come here under the leadership of the vice minister and of course in his capacity as not only the vice ministry of commerce, but also the china investment and promotion agencies and to the many companies are here in attendance, you represent that cross-section of companies from diverse backgrounds and discipline throughout the bay area. i want to welcome you here to this great seminar to wish you a great conversation and an intelligent on
KCSMMHZ
Aug 9, 2012 6:00am PDT
, 1945. the day the u.s. military dropped an atomic bomb on the port city. they also looked back on a more recent event, the nuclear accident at the fukushima daiichi plant. the city's mayor called on the central government to design a new energy policy so japan will never again face the threat of radiation. nhk world's keikichi hanada reports from nagasaki. ♪ >> reporter: survivors of the bombing of nagasaki sing a song. and ask whether people remember their stories. this man was a boy of 15. his mother, two brothers, and two sisters were killed. and he saw countless others suffer. >> translator: i saw a slumped over mother holding her dead child and children sobbing nearby dead bodies. >> reporter: at 11:02 that morning the u.s. bomber boxcar dropped a bomb code named fat man. the bomb detonated 500 meters above nagasaki. it killed almost everyone within one kilometer instantly. more than 70,000 people died by the end of that year. over 5,000 people gathered for the ceremony in peace park. they came to reflect on the past but also to look to the future. representatives from about
PBS
Aug 27, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. u.s. rublicans open their national republican convention in tampa, florida. then just as quickly they closed it for the day. tropical storm isaac churned offshore in the gulf of mexico so they called a recess. organizers cut the four day schedule down to three. they'll restart the convention later in the day. delegates will nominate mitt romney as the republican challenger to barack obama. he will make a speech to accept the nomination on thursday, the final day of the convention. he will nominate paul ryan as his running mate. the most recent poll suggests romney has overtaken obama. by one percentage point. >>> yoshihiko noda hopes a letter to chinese president hu jing tao. to express the importance of the streej sick mutually beneficial relations. they will commemorate the 40th anniversary in september. noda is expected to call for talks amongst senior officials on a range of issues including trade and north korea. senior vice foreign minister yamaguchi will deliver the letter during a visit to beijing that starts during the day. >>> japan's ambassador to china has been caught
PBS
Aug 1, 2012 6:30pm PDT
fed's assessment of the u.s. economy was also pretty gloomy. it said economic activity decelerated over the first half of this year. employment growth has been slow in recent months. the housing sector remains depressed. and household spending has risen at a slower pace. >> susie: investors were disappointed that the fed decided to stick to its current policies. all of the major averages were in the red. the dow lost 32 points, the nasdaq fell 20, and the s&p off four points. we have two reports, looking at the fed decision, and market reaction. we begin in washington with darren gersh. the federal reserve has concluded the economy is slowing, which raises an obvious question. >> well, okay, now what are you going to do about it. well, they didn't do anything about it. they said they are there for us and they will move when needed. but, when is "needed" since we all agree the numbers got weak? >> reporter: we're still not sure when "needed" is. many fed-watchers thought bernanke and crew would end today's meeting with a pledge to keep interest rates low through 2015; that would be a six
NBC
Aug 10, 2012 4:30am EDT
afghanistan where three u.s. soldiers were killed. afghan officials say the three men were all special forces members killed while attending a meeting in the sangin district. they were killed by a man wearing an afghan army uniform. still waiting for the defense department to release the nachls of the victims. >>> in northwest washington, firefighters on the scene of an apartment fire. this started about an hour ago at 16th and new hampshire avenues. news 4's melissa mollet is there live. bring us up to speed. >> reporter: well, good morning, aaron. just a couple of minutes ago the tenants were all out here waiting to be allowed back in, were allowed to go back inside. let me step out of the way. you can see firefighters still on the scene but they are wrapping things up. at this point we know one tenant was taken to the hospital but we do not know the extent of that person's injuries. take a look at the video. the fire broke out just after 3:00 this morning here at the hampton courts apartments at one apartment on the third floor in the rear of the building. now, a couple of apartment
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